Nail Salon Respiratory Safety

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, one of the most effective ways to help prevent inhalation of dangerous fumes and particulate in a nail salon is to install local exhaust ventilation: “Install a local exhaust ventilation system near work tables. Since the general heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems (HVACs) slowly exchange the air inside the… Learn More

Testimonial: Molecular Biology

Sarah Laredo is an Animal Behavior Graduate Student at the University of California, Davis. She utilizes our 18″ Ductless Fume Hood [Model SS-218-DCH] for her Molecular Biology work in the field: ” I am using the Sentry Air unit to conduct tissue extraction in an outdoor field setting. I work with a very powerful fixative… Learn More

The Hazards of Formaldehyde Fumes

Formaldehyde is a useful chemical that is used in many manufacturing processes and in day-to-day life. It also poses a danger because of its toxic and carcinogenic properties and as such should be handled safely. Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound (VOC) with a strong and distinctive odor that can be found in a clear… Learn More

The Hazards of Solder Fumes

Soldering, a process in which heat is used to join two metals together by melting a third metal or solder, can produce fumes or solder smoke that can be hazardous to the operators breathing zone. Depending on the application and particular solder, there is a wide variety of health concerns that can be associated with… Learn More

New OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Requirement

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released a press release on Friday, May 21st, regarding hexavalent chromium and worker knowledge of exposure. May 31st already marks the deadline for executing proper engineering controls related to worker exposure to hexavalent chromium (Click Here for information regarding this standard), and now June 15, 2010 marks another… Learn More

Sentry Air Systems Case Study: MEK Fume Removal

Methyl Ethyl Ketone Fumes: Methyl Ethyl Ketone, also known as MEK and butanone, is one of the most prevalent ketone compounds and is used in a wide variety of applications. It is primarily produced industrially on a large scale from 2-butanol. MEK is a popular solvent and dissolves many materials. It is frequently used to… Learn More

Hazards of Epoxy Fumes

Epoxy, also known as polyepoxide or an epoxy resin system, is the combination of epoxy resin and a curing agent (also called a catalyst or hardener). Common applications include bonding adhesive, paints and coatings, primers and sealers, patching and resurfacing, flooring, chemical containment, wood repairs, electrical applications, composite materials, marine applications, aerospace applications, art, and… Learn More

UV Light Now Available in Portable Clean Rooms

Customers looking to purchase portable clean room (PCR) hoods now have the option of adding our Ultraviolet Light (UV) to the unit. The UVC is operated by a three-way switch that controls either a fluorescent light, UV light, or powers the lighting system off completely. The new upgrade also offers the operator a timer that… Learn More

Portable Clean Room Hoods for Data Recovery

Data recovery is a very sensitive application. As a result, this “surgery” needs to be performed in a very clean and sterile environment. For those engaged in data recovery, it is essential to keep tiny micro-sized particles away from the open hard disks drives. If dust enters this equipment the damage can be extremely costly,… Learn More

Brazilian Keratin Treatment: Health Risks and a Safety Recommendation

The Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a hair-straightening process that promises straight, smoother, and shinier hair that can last anywhere from six weeks to a few months. This process can take up to four hours and includes multiple steps. According to salontoday.com[1], researchers in Brazil discovered this treatment more than 10 years ago and because of… Learn More